More Than Just Wedding Invitations: Where and How to Include Other Wedding-Related Information

If your wedding has become a full weekend parade of activities, you’re likely going to need a few more invitations or insert cards to clearly communicate the schedule of events.

At Hitch Design Studio in Brookings, South Dakota, we specialize in wedding planning, décor and invitation design. We’d love to help you create a beautiful, coordinated set of wedding stationery.

Please contact us today to set up a consultation! We can help you create any of the pieces described below – and help with wording if you’re stumped:

Rehearsal Dinner Invitation 

At Hitch, we recommend that you send your rehearsal dinner invites three to six weeks prior the event. The rehearsal dinner invitation is less formal that the wedding invitation. Here’s a few sample wordings:

  • Formal: You are cordially invited to attend the rehearsal dinner honoring Jeff and Jill on the eve of their marriage, Friday, the tenth of February at seven o’clock in the evening. Join us at the Old Market after rehearsal at the church. RSVP 605-888-8888.
  • Formal, including names of hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rabbit request the honor of your company at the rehearsal dinner honoring Jeff and Jill on the eve of their marriage, Friday, the tenth of February at seven o’clock in the evening. Join us at the Old Market after rehearsal at the church. RSVP 605-888-8888.
  • Casual: Please join us for rehearsal at the church at 6 p.m., and then for our rehearsal dinner on Friday, February 10th at 7 pm. We’ll be eating at the Old Market. Can’t wait to see you there. RSVP 605-888-8888.

At Home Cards

Enjoy getting mail? Adding an “At Home” or “Home Sweet Home” card to your wedding stationary is a practical and pretty way to let your friends and family know where you will be residing after the wedding.

This card includes your married name and current address. It can also include the date that you will be returning from your honeymoon. For a more modern touch, feel free to include your cell phone, e-mail, or social media contact info.

General Information Card

Have a tricky parking situation at your venue that needs to be addressed? Want to provide your out of town guests with several hotel suggestions? An additional information card can be utilized to address these important issues.

For example, you could state:

  • “Transportation will be provided from the main parking lot to the outdoor wedding venue. Please park in the main lot and wait for a golf cart to pick you up.”
  • “Transportation will be provided from the reception to the hotel, a shuttle will leave the reception every 45 minutes starting at 9 pm and concluding at 1 am.”
  • “There is camping allowed at the reception venue. Call 605-888-8888 to make your reservation.”

Activities Cards

An activity card can be helpful if you are hosting special events on the weekend of your wedding. This card will list the organized activities, meals and other events. For example, golfing at 10 AM on Saturday, gift-opening at 10 AM on Sunday, and farewell brunch at 12 PM Sunday.

This card should include the time, activity, and location of each event. Different guests may be invited to different activities. Perhaps your out-of-town guests get an invite to your casual barbeque on Friday afternoon and the invitation is tucked in their welcome basket when they arrive at the hotel. (LINK to your other blog post about welcome bags)

Place Cards & Favor Tags

Place cards and favor tags add a classy touch to your reception. Include a sweet saying or note from the bride and groom on the favor tag. Place cards are only necessary if your reception will have a seating arrangement.

Wedding Signage

If your guests need direction signs to your garden ceremony, parking signs, outdoor location arrows or even a “Love is Sweet” banner above your dessert bar, Hitch can design everything to match your wedding style.

Contact Us Today

 We’d love to help you create any of these pieces to add to your wedding stationery. They can be beautiful, informative, and match your save the dates, invitations, programs, and thank you notes. Our office is located in downtown Brookings and we would be happy to hear all about your wedding and your plans! Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

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